Israel ben Eliezer
[ben el-ee-ez-er, -ey-zer]
or Baal Shem-Tob
[Ashkenazic Hebrew bahl shem-tohv, -tohv; Sephardic Hebrew bahl shem-tawv, -tawv]
- Israel ben EliezerBesht, c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism.
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